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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: Sept. 8-10

Written by , published September 5, 2017

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Fall comes to life with a slew of events, including the Dallas Chocolate Festival and Fall Planting Days at Wildseed Farms—where visitors can learn wildflower planting techniques.

Helping after Harvey

The Harvey-stricken areas of Texas continue their recovery process. Many of the weekend's events in coastal areas—such as the Neches River Rally in Beaumont—have been postponed or canceled after storm and flood damage, so double check with organizers before getting on the road.

More Events

Find more exciting things to do using the Texas Highways Events Calendar database.

Fall Planting Days

Fredericksburg: Sept. 8-10 
Daily lectures and demonstrations by John R. Thomas showing successful and timely wildflower planting techniques.

Permian Basin Fair and Exposition

Odessa: Sept. 8-16
Tons of fun awaits the entire family at the Ector County Coliseum: rides, food, talents shows, roaming performers, petting zoos, and more. 

National Cowboy Symposium

Lubbock: Sept. 8-10
The 29th annual celebration preserves Western heritage and cowboy culture with entertainers, writers, horse-handling, and more. 

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Chocolate Festival

Dallas: Sept. 8-10 
Chocolate enthusiasts will convene for the eighth annual celebration of chocolate makers and chocolatiers. Guests are invited to meet the artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from more than 40 vendor participants. Since it's inception in 2010, the festival has more than tripled in size, showcasing nationally recognized chocolate makers as well as local talents from across Texas. 

Bluebonnet Air Show

Burnet: Sept. 9
This annual air show at Burnet Municipal Airport features World War II aircraft in static and flight demonstrations. Air show performances run from noon to 4 p.m., followed by children's activities and aircraft rides afterward. 

Frio River Trash Bash

Concan: Sept. 9
Help the Texas Hill Country River Region preserve its beauty for years to come. Kayak, swim, inner tube, or walk along the upper Frio River near Garner State Park while picking up trash, followed by a free barbecue cookout (with prizes for volunteers). 

SMTX Pride

San Marcos: Sept. 9
The community unites in a positive stance against violence and discrimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people and their allies. The goal is to bring awareness of unity and equality while building a community of support. 

Apple Butter Festival

Lubbock: Sept. 9
Apple sling shots, live music, a petting zoo, barbecue lunch, and more at The Orchard.

Bosque Art Classic

Clifton: Sept. 9-23
The national art show and sale, sponsored by the BAC Art Council, always features outstanding representational/realistic work by veteran and up-and-coming artists. The 32nd annual event opens with a show, dinner, awards ceremony, and sale on September 9. 

Arts and Autos Extravaganza

Denton: Sept. 9
An annual event that lines the Downtown Denton Square with hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles. A chalk art competition is also held alongside the festival, with masterpieces beautifully displayed on sidewalks around the square. Live music, arts and crafts, local vendors, kids' games and activities, and festival food round out the festivities. 

Music Alley Festival

Mansfield: Sept. 9
A new family-friendly music and arts festival will feature a variety of bands and musical performances on four stages, in addition to live, interactive art and painting demonstrations and activities. The Drifters are the headlining musical performance, and there will be a special appearance by metal artist Jimmy Don Holmes from HGTV's "Fixer Upper."

Sanger Sellabration

Sanger: Sept. 9 
The 39th annual event is the highlight of the Sanger community with an average attendance of more than 4,000 people. The festivities include live music, vendors, kids' zone, numerous stage performances, Little Miss and Mr. Sanger Pageant, and a variety of festival foods, all in a street-fair atmosphere. 

ZZ Top in Concert

Sugar Land: Sept. 10
The legendary musicians will get Houston rocking again after Harvey as they bring The Tonnage Tour to Sugar Land's Smart Financial Centre, following the release of their new live greatest-hits album last fall. The blues-rock trio set its roots in Houston and are Texans through-and-through.  

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West Texas Fair and Rodeo

Abilene: Through Sept. 16 
Catch the thrills and spills of the rodeo and pack in 10 full days of fun. This old fashioned county fair features children's activities, entertainment, livestock and horse shows, carnival rides, exhibits, a PRCA rodeo, a wide variety of food, and other events.

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